In 2015, the Perth Mint celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its Australian Silver Kookaburra coin with a special 25th anniversary Kookaburra coin. First released in 1990, the Kookaburra coin is among the world’s more popular silver bullion coins. Today, you can purchase this special-edition 2015 3 oz 25th Anniversary Australian Kookaburra Silver Bar from Silver.com.
- Only 3,500 of these bars were ever minted!
- Contains 3 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Minted at Perth Mint in Australia.
- Design features the Kookaburra image.
- Part of a special 25th anniversary edition.
- All bars come in new condition.
This 2-piece set includes on 2015 1 oz Kookaburra coin, fit inside of a special 2 oz commemorative bar. Please note that the silver bar is produced by a private mint – not the Perth Mint.
The kookaburra is a small bird native to the Australian continent and is identifiable by its unique calling song. The bird’s song echoes in such a way that it sounds very similar to human laughter, giving the bird a unique characteristic to set it apart from the myriad of other native species in Australia.
Australia’s Perth Mint introduced the Silver Kookaburra coin for the first time in 1990. The coins are available in 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz, and 1 kilogram weights each year, with face values ranging from $1 (AUD) to $30 (AUD). Maximum mintage of the coins was pinned at 300,000 annually through 2009, with the maximum raised to 500,000 a year in 2011. Although declared mintage has fluctuated, the Perth Mint reports reaching maximum mintage levels every year since 2008.
The Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating mint. A holdover from the days of England’s Royal Mint system, the Perth Mint is not affiliated with the government of Australia. The Royal Australian Mint handles the production of all circulation currency for the national government.
If you have questions about these 2015 3 oz 25th Anniversary bars, please feel free to contact a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223. We’re also available online via our live web chat and email services.